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CDWS: Wrestlemania 33 Review

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This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom review Wrestlemania 33 (the ultimate thrill ride), Balor’s return and Nakamura’s Smackdown debut. Plus, Thom shares his highlights and lowlights of his trip to Orlando. #BelieveInTheWide

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WrestleMania 33 Results

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Another WrestleMania is in the books! Let’s run down the results, give some commentary, and most of all #ThankYouTaker.

Roman Reigns defeated The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred Match

Shortly before the entrances, it was announced that this match had been changed to a No Holds Barred Match and there would be a special guest commentator, Jim Ross. A very nice surprise to see/hear Good Ol’ JR in the house to call the Undertaker’s final ride.

Reigns scored the victory after a triple criss-cross spear for the final 1-2-3 of The Undertaker’s career. Undertaker was in control early on throwing Reigns through an announce table, but the tide turned soon after when Reigns returned the favor with a spear through another announce table. The crowd was solidly behind The Undertaker, as expected, cheering him on with every kick out but the sheer number of spears and a beat down with a steel chair became too much for the Deadman.

The end of this ‘Mania, however, won’t be remembered for this match itself, but the aftermath of The Undertaker calling it a career. After Reigns’ fireworks and a replay package, we returned to the ring to find Taker back in his full entrance gear. As Orlando looked on, Taker removed his gloves, coat, and hat, leaving them in the ring to signify the end of his legendary WWE run.

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WrestleMania 33 Match by Match Preview

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Brace yourselves, the amount of times you’ll have to hear about tonight’s show being “The Ultimate Thrill Ride” is about to skyrocket because it’s WrestleMania Sunday! A mammoth 13-match, 5+ hour evening awaits you from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL, LIVE on the WWE Network!  In addition to this preview, be sure to listen to Big Shooter, Goat & Brock give their thoughts on WrestleMania from this week’s show. Let’s run down the card for the Showcase of the Immortals.

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WWE World Championship: Bray Wyatt (C) vs. Randy Orton

For nearly a quarter of 2016, The Eater of Worlds has been embroiled in conflict and partnership with The Viper, Randy Orton. After battling each other at No Mercy, Orton bent the knee to Wyatt, joining Harper & Wyatt’s Family in October. At first, it was a match made in heaven hell: sole survivors of the Raw vs. SmackDown singles match at Survivor Series, a tag team championship victory, a Royal Rumble win by Orton, and a WWE Championship win by Wyatt.

However, The Viper was merely laying in wait. First, causing a rift between Harper and Wyatt, then betraying Wyatt by burning Sister Abigail’s remains and the Wyatt Compound to the ground. A series of supernatural back and forth exchanges have consumed the pair since, with Wyatt bathing in Abigail’s ashes and proclaiming himself all-powerful, and Orton returning to the compound driving Wyatt’s Crusix into Abigail’s charred remains in an attempt to end her powers.

Now the duo square off in the main event at WrestleMania to presumably end the story.

Prediction: Bray Wyatt. The introduction of the Crusix and the army of masked acolytes two weeks ago on SmackDown has my spider sense tingling for a return or new members being introduced to Wyatt’s flock, aiding the champion in retaining his championship.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Results

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Royal Rumble Match: Randy Orton wins the Royal Rumble eliminating Roman Reigns

The Viper is back in the main event picture after winning a fun Royal Rumble with a number of amazing moments.  From Jack Gallagher jumping off the top with an open umbrella, Baron Corbin shockingly eliminating Braun Strowman, Luke Harper turning on Bray Wyatt, Lesnar getting eliminated by Goldberg in quick fashion, to the Goldberg/Undertaker confrontation, what the match lacked in surprise entrants was made up for in theatrics.  Once the match got down to the final four of Orton, Wyatt, Jericho, & Reigns, Jericho was the first to go via Reigns’ Superman Punch, followed by Wyatt being eliminated by Reigns.  But, just when you thought we were on the verge of an Alamodome revolt, with Reigns winning for the second time in three years, Randy Orton hit an RKO and threw Reigns over the top.

The match was hurt slightly by the lack real surprise entrants and overall befuddlement at the inclusion of Roman Reigns at #30.  As you know we’re not generally part of the crowd who consistently dumps all over Reigns’ in-ring ability here at CDW, but his entrance as the 30th competitor was an odd choice after the last two years of backlash directed at “The Big Dog” following his 2015 Royal Rumble win.  If it were a troll job to set up Reigns turning into a black hat, I’d be more on board, but the refusal to move Cena from his “Never Give Up”/superhero persona has me skeptical if they’d ever pull the trigger on Reigns either.

Looking ahead, Randy Orton will now challenge whoever emerges from the Elimination Chamber as WWE World Champion.  Leaders in the clubhouse are either John Cena (the new champion), AJ Styles (the former champion), or Bray Wyatt (the logical choice based on storylines).  There were several other potential WrestleMania matches hinted at during the Rumble including, The Undertaker versus Roman Reigns, The Undertaker versus Goldberg, and Goldberg versus Brock Lesnar.  We will surely find out what direction they are heading in the coming weeks.

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CDWS: “We Swear We Love Wrestling”

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The Wide is back with a brand-new Chad Dukes Wrestling Show! This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss Undertaker and HBK being on RAW, Mick Foley, AJ Styles & the Royal Rumble poster, and the guys have reached their breaking point with Monday Night Raw. #BelieveInTheWide

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